The Thanksgiving holiday break runs from Nov. 21 until courses resume via online instruction on Nov. 30.  While enjoying the break, here are a few ideas for downtime:

Friday, Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance 

Monday, Nov. 23

Developing Resiliency Workshop Series: Self-Care or Treat Yo'Self?

To help remind students of just how much fun and engagement is to be had, Virginia Tech Students recently launched the Hokies Can Do campaign.

Hokie Wellness also provided some ideas of how to use any free time in a productive manner.


Sleep is just as essential as nutrition and exercise when it comes to well-being and should not need to be earned. It may feel a bit over-indulgent, but break is the perfect time for students to catch up on sleep debt in the midst of a busy semester.

Set new goals

Take some time to think about goals you’d like to achieved and explore the many virtual resources Virginia Tech has to help you get there. Here are a few:

Be intentional about fun

While we are still in the world of physical distancing, it is more important than ever to connect with those you care about and to have intentional fun together.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Go on a hike
  • Cook family meals
  • Have a virtual trivia night with distant friends or relatives
  • Run/walk a holiday 5K
  • Volunteer
  • Try a new hobby together
  • Start a family book club